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The Grouse

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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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10:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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belfast
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We all ways go to the grouse when we are in Ballymena which is quite often. We went in today at 12 45pm for an xmas lunch. It wasn't overly busy when we arrived . We got seated pretty quickly . We picked what we wanted and waited about 10 mins till someone came and took our order. Our soup... More 

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Thank debzh
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in Ballymena shopping and was instantly attracted to the Grouse and the newly refurbished building. Great greeting on arrival. We had the breads to start, Green Thai curry with chicken for main and Vanilla Raspberry ruffle cheesecake for dessert. FIVE STARS***** Followed by a Gin recommended by the waiter which was also superb!! Would highly recommend this restaurant... More 

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Thank Stefan K
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us called at the Grouse for lunch while in town. The food was amazing, cooked perfectly and well priced. The service was great and prompt. Fab refurb and it looks completely different inside than before. Their strawberry daiquiri is a must!! The atmosphere was friendly and cosy. Look forward to returning.

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Thank Lisajay16
Portglenone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fast and friendly service and good menu choice. Nicely decorated. Food very tasty and well presented. We did not want a big lunch so had the chicago panini, italian sausage baquette and club sandwich. All massive with sides. Followed by banoffee which was nicest ever in a tall glass. Quality wine to wash it all down. Good site on the... More 

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Thank gilllherbie1800
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called into the new refurbished new menu grouse on Sunday for a meal. Order took at 13.10 and food did not arrive until 13.50. 40 mins for Turkey and ham and chicken goujons. Staff forgot my vegetables so had to wait until they came out to start. We could see staff looking at tables with our meal not sure where... More 

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1 Thank Andy L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at the Grouse for Sunday lunch and sat in the new part of the restaurant that only opened on Saturday. Cannot recommend what they have done to the place highly enough. The food was gorgeous, the service was great and Ballymena so badly need a classy place like this. The Sunday roasts are highly recommended as well as... More 

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Thank HannahKerr87
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While shopping in Ballymena we decided to try the Grouse as we were passing. We were highly impressed. We were greeted and seated right away by friendly and professional staff. The drinks and food arrived swiftly. The food was fresh, delicious with high quality produce used. The decor is stunning. The booths are ideal for kids and they have great... More 

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Thank d0nfitz
Randalstown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First visit for 6 of us on Saturday afternoon. Definite contender to any top bar or restaurant in Northern Ireland. Excellent service and cosy atmosphere. Food first class, well presented and priced. New layout is greatly styled with character. Great gin and cocktail bar. Recommend for No 1 in Ballymena.

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Thank martinrs2016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been in the grouse for years but heard a lot of hype about the refurb and new menu. I was not disappointed . The gin selection is amazing and the food was another level. Hard to believe we were dining in Ballymena , the place looks like something from London or New York. Loved the roaring fire, will definitely... More 

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1 Thank deima s
Waterloo, Canada
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all let me say that both John and Zoe were excellent at their jobs, hard working, and provided great service. Shame about the rest of the staff who ran around looking important but failed miserably. As I sat at the bar I witnessed an interaction with a customer that demonstrated the Grouse's lack of understanding as to what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Cuisine
Irish, European, Bar, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 01:30
Saturday
10:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
Description
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!

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